It’s the time of year when metro Detroiters resolve to get in shape and eat healthier fare. But the term “health food” holds a different meaning for different people and it’s evident by the variety of stores in Detroit.
Find locally sourced foods or products lacking offending additives like preservatives, GMOs or pesticides. You’re also likely to find gluten free or other special dietary foods at locations such as Detroit Eastern Market, Trader Joe’s or Natural Food Patch.


Better Health Market

42875 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 735-8100

Better Health Market has multiple locations in Metro Detroit. They offer healthier options along side every day grocery items so you can make less stops and still find everything on your list. Check out their vast frozen food section for quick and healthy dinners.


Detroit Eastern Market

934 Russell Street
Detroit, MI 48207

On Saturday mornings hundreds of food vendors and thousands of people flock to the Eastern Market to buy plants, produce, honey, flowers, homemade jams, maple syrups, grass-fed meats and hot dishes from vendors.  The Eastern Market has been around since 1891!  Shop there and be a part of a Detroit tradition!


Trader Joe’s

27880 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
(248) 582-9002‎

Trader Joe’s mainly carries their own brand of food which has no artificial flavors, no preservatives, no genetically modified ingredients, no MSG and no added trans fats.  They also cater to shoppers with special dietary needs and carry milk substitutes, kosher products and gluten free products.


Whole Foods

7350 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 538-4600

Whole Foods is a chain that specializes in providing high quality natural and organic products.  It’s a big store so they have the space for specialty items. Their prices tend to be slightly higher that what you might find in a traditional grocery store. They have (hands down) the best salad bar in town with hot and cold food that’s sold by weight for a quick lunch or last minute dinner guests.  There are tables nearby if you want to eat in the store.


Natural Food Patch

221 West 9 Mile
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 546-5908

Located in Downtown Ferndale, the Natural Food Patch offers vitamins, supplements, personal care items, cleaning supplies and groceries for the health-minded consumer. They always have a lot of employees on hand to answer your questions and guide you through the dense but organized store.  They even have fresh organic produce!